Descriptions and articles about the Akee, scientifically known as Blighia sapida in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief Summary; Molecular Bio. Blighia sapida (Sapindaceae). Common Names. English: ackee, akee. Spanish: akí, seso vegetal. French: aki, arbre fricassé. Portuguese: castanheiro do Africa. Originating in tropical West Africa, the Ackee tree is cultivated for its fruit which are cooked and eaten as a vegetable. It is now widely.
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It was later introduced to Florida in the United States. It is considered useful for soil improvement and erosion control. Bliguia wood is also used as firewood and for charcoal production.
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Flowers small and insignificant, cream-coloured, either blkghia or male and held in branched clusters arising at the ends of the branches, though they may be partly obscured by the leaves.
In Australia, it is recorded as having escaped cultivation and as a weed of the environment in some areas, but there does not appear to be any record of it being a serious weed anywhere in the world.
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The heartwood is pale gold- to orange-brown. Montoso Gardens, Hwy Km Blighia sapida timber has no importance on the international market, and even local importance seems to be limited because in many areas within its distribution area it occurs in low densities.
There seems to be no reason to consider Blighia sapida to be under threat of genetic erosion. Aqueous seed extracts are administered to expel parasites in Brazil.
The ripe fruit is consumed to lower fever and to control dysentery. Although it also grows well on alkaline soils, with a pH of 8.
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The wood moulds and sands well and takes an attractive finish. In pure stands at a spacing of 3. Email this to a friend Sapiad Share on facebook Tweet this. It is recommended to control tree form by pruning several times when the tree is grown for timber production. To the maximum extent permitted by law, tIplantz accepts no liability whatsoever to any person arising from or connected with the use of or reliance on any information or advice provided on this website or incorporated into it by reference, including any dataset or data it contains.
It is also considered useful for planting to improve soil fertility and to reduce erosion through its large rooting system. Fruiting may occur throughout the year, but principally in December through May in the Northern Hemisphere.
Citation in web searches. Fruits mature about 6 months after flowering, but in orchards fruit development may take only 2 months. Seeds are sensitive to desiccation and are considered short-lived. Toggle navigation useful plants for warm blighai. Blighia sapida 1, part of twig with leaf and inflorescence; 2, male flower; 3, female flower; 4, dehisced fruit showing seeds.
In Florida, trees raised from seedlings start producing fruit after 3—6 years, while grafted trees produce fruit in 1—2 years.
Blighia sapida plantation of 9 years. Proceedings Florida State Vlighia Society Blighia sapida Ackee Blighia sapida. Educational campaigns are needed to prevent fatalities.
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Trees, shrubs and lianas of West African dry zones. Glucose stores are consequently depleted leading blighla hypoglycemia. More pharmacological studies are recommended in view of the saipda applications saipda different plant parts in traditional medicine. When harvested and prepared correctly, the arils are delicious and safe to eat.
Ackee is propagated by seeds, cuttings or grafting. The ackeealso known as acheeackee apple or ayee Blighia sapida is a fruit, which is the member of the Sapindaceae soapberry familyas are the lychee and the longan. All parts of the fruit are poisonous, yet the arils are eaten in some countries, particularly in Jamaica where it has been adopted as the national fruit.
Green fruits lather in water and are used by the Krobo people of Ghana as soap for washing and as a mordant for dyeing.
The pounded fruit is used as fish poison. Fruit a red, yellow bilghia orange capsule, inches cm long, opening at maturity, with 3 cream colored arils, each tipped with a black seed. In Africa, the trade is local. Seedlings grow best in gaps in the forest canopy, with a mean annual height increment of 70 cm. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically blifhia the Web – see http: It was reportedly introduced to Jamaica and some other parts of the British West Indies in the mids via slave ships coming from West Africa.
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It is suitable szpida turnery. Views Read View source View history. There are 8 study abstracts related to Blighia sapida K. Ackee, akee, akee apple, savory akee tree En.